A51 crash - motorcyclist

A 45-year-old man who was found with serious injuries outside an Audlem pub has died, Nantwich Police have confirmed.

The cause of death is still unknown, however police are treating the death as suspicious.

Officers had to seal off a part of Shropshire Road A525, from Green Street to Stafford Street, this morning while investigations took place.

Police were called out shortly after 1am after reports of an incident outside the Bridge Inn, Shropshire Street, Audlem.

One resident said the man was well-known in the village, but police are yet to release his identity.

Detective Inspector Sarah Oliver said: “At this stage it’s not clear whether the man has sustained the injuries as the result of an assault or whether he has been involved in a collision and our inquiries are ongoing in the local area to try and establish exactly what has happened.

“Officers remain in the local area and I would like to thank local residents for their patience and cooperation.”

We would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to Cheshire Police by calling 101, quoting IML 73945. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 73945.

Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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